This is an incredible find and I know will be a feature that many will love! I discovered WedReady after we got engaged.  The thought of planning a wedding brings much anxiety and stress and we kept stopping the planning because I just couldn’t wrap my head around all the moving parts that go into planning a wedding. It is enough to do your head in!

Then we heard about this app (that is free!) and helps you keep everything in one place, send reminders, helps you keep an eye on your budget and shares wedding services and suppliers with you so you can plan as efficiently and stress free as possible. I knew I had to share with you all!

And many of you who listen to Jacaranda FM, will already have heard about WedReady as they were involved in a giveaway – of a wedding! Yes you heard correctly!  Read below to find out more.

Interested? Keen to share with friends? Great! Please give WedReady some love and follow them on Facebook and Instagram, and check out their website to find out more.

—–> To all my small business followers!

Do you offer a wedding service? Join the App so they can have you on their directory for all brides to find! Venues, photographers, videographers, florists, make up artists, wedding planners, caterers, boutiques for dresses and shoes and suits!

WedReady intends to simplify the process of doing business. In order to achieve this, they developed a platform to:
* Advertising and promoting your business, all whilst putting you in direct contact with your client base
* Safely puts you and prospective clients in contact with one another;
* Efficiently informs your client base on your services, fees and availability;
* Facilitates payments (by Credit Card, Debit Card and EFT) directly to your bank account ; and
* Promotes safety and transparency.

We chatted to the lovely Christal from WedReady and she explained why this is an absolute necessity for engaged couples planning a wedding!

Tell my readers about your app!

Lindie and Gerrit (Co-founders of WedReady) got engaged in 2016. Planning a wedding is every girl’s dream, right? You dream about the perfect proposal and wedding, never realizing how difficult and stressful it can be. Months of back and forth emailing and follow-up calls to suppliers. Using many tools and platforms to try and keep the planning under control.

We wanted to use a platform where it would be easy to view packages/prices, Availability, the location of suppliers and be able to book them. Basically “AirBnB” for the wedding Industry. Thus, WedReady was born. Today WedReady is available on our website, iOS, Android and Huawei.

It is an interactive platform where brides can search, book and pay local suppliers. All on ONE Platform. Wedding Planning Simplified

We worked hard to deliver a great experience and user-friendly interface. We want to boost the excitement of planning a wedding and minimise the stress by providing a specialised tool that guides you through everything.

WedReady intends to simplify the process of planning your special day. In order to achieve this, we developed a platform to:
* Safely puts you and service providers in contact with one another;
* Empowers you to efficiently interact with your guests;
* Guides you in planning and budgeting your wedding;
* Facilitates payments to service providers by Credit Card, Debit Card and EFT; and
* Promotes safety, security and transparency.

The WedReady Team worked hard to deliver on customer expectations and to create a great experience and user-friendly interface. We look forward to being a part of the journey in planning your wedding and the start of your new life, from “yes” till “I do”.

There are numerous benefits to using this app – tell us your top ones!

WedReady minimizes the stress of wedding planning because you can have all your communication, quotes, bookings, favourite supplier lists and checklist all on one app on your phone. And best of all it is a FREE app.

You can save a lot of time comparing suppliers’ styles and prices, making the choices on who you want to book for your wedding much easier.

For suppliers it is great marketing to list on the WedReady platform. We know that brides as well as suppliers are greatly affected by covid, thus we are not charging any subscription fees for suppliers to list on WedReady for the rest of 2021. We have also created an online community supporting local businesses, building relationships and collaborating with each other.

We heard about you in the media last year! Tell us about the competition.

With COVID hitting the world, our hearts broke for brides.

We collaborated with Jacaranda FM and some of the top suppliers in the South African wedding industry to create a competition #WEDREADYWINAWEDDING. Couples shared their wedding planning stories during covid to stand a chance of winning an entire wedding. And boy does our winning couple have a story! Chante and Shane got engaged in 2019 and were involved in a terrible car accident just 7 days later. Shaun fractured his C5 and C6 and Chante broke her pelvis and sacrum. They were treated in different hospitals 500km apart. She had to learn to walk again. Her motivation being to walk down the aisle. But it did not end there. She lost her job and they both contracted Covid in 2020. Fortunately, all is well now, they are getting married on 22 March at the beautiful Smitsfield venue with this dream WedReadywedding.

The wonderful suppliers who made this dream come true along side WedReady are:

Smitsfield Farm ; Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie ; Diaan Daniels CoutureJolache Couture ; Lume Reiter PhotographyMoon Raccoon VideographyMaking Faces by Gerda ; Jack Rabbit Chocolate ; Allora Collection

Smitsfield is the award-winning venue where the wedding will take place on Monday 22 March.
Chante in the black dress by JVR Couture; make up by Gerda and photo by Lume Reiter sponsors of the WedReady win a wedding.
Gerda Making Faces is the makeup sponsor for the WedReady win a wedding! The photo is by JCClick and florals by Florals by DD.
Diaan Daniels is the suit supplier for the WedReady win a wedding! He’s famous for beautiful wedding dresses but also makes amazing suits.
Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie is an internationally acclaimed cake designer and the sponsor of the wedding cake.
Jolache Couture sponsor of the wedding dress. Known for dressing celebrities for red carpet events.
The Allora collection top stationary designer is sponsoring the stationary. Photo by Soif de Vivre Photography

Where do you see your business in 5 years?

We are currently developing exciting new features like a budgeting tool and guestlist rsvp system that will be launched during 2021. Over the next few years, we will continue to optimize WedReady for the local market.

We aim to be technology leaders in the South African wedding industry and expand internationally in 5 years.


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